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  1. Ureteroscopy

    The surgeon, often a urologist, passes a thin viewing instrument (ureteroscope) through the tube from the bladder out of the body (urethra) into the bladder, and then into the ureter to the location of the kidney stone. He or she makes no cuts in the body.See an illustration of ureteroscopy.The urologist removes the kidney stone using an instrument with a "basket" to grab the stone or forceps. ...

  2. Topic Overview

    Oxalate is a compound found in some foods,and it is also produced as a waste product by the body. It exits the body through the urine. Too much oxalate may cause kidney stones in some people. Foods high in oxalate include: Beans. Beer. Beets. Berries. Chocolate. Coffee. Cranberries. Dark green vegetables,such as spinach. Nuts. Oranges. Rhubarb. Soda (cola). Sweet potatoes. Tea. ...

  3. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy or Nephrolithotripsy for Kidney Stones

    In percutaneous nephrolithotomy or nephrolithotripsy, the surgeon makes a small incision in your back to remove kidney stones. He or she then puts a hollow tube into your kidney and a probe through the tube. In nephrolithotomy, the surgeon removes the stone through the tube. In nephrolithotripsy, he or she breaks the stone up and then removes the fragments of the stone through the tube.See an ...

  4. Allopurinol for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Allopurinol for kidney stones.

  5. Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) for kidney stones.

  6. Tiopronin for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Tiopronin for kidney stones.

  7. Understanding Kidney Stones -- the Basics

    Learn the basics about kidney stones from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Kidney Stone Analysis

    Kidney stone analysis is a test done on a kidney stone to determine its chemical makeup.

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